Yesterday, Donald Trump basically doxxed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and gave out his personal cell phone number on television. Today, Graham (and IJ Review) struck back at Trump in a humorous (and oddly artsy) video depicting the various ways a person can destroy a cell phone.
Regardless of your thoughts on Donald Trump, revealing the personal cell phone number of a member of Congress is a world-class douchebag move and does nothing to further the political process. Then again, this is Trump, who isn't exactly known for his delicate handling of matters. Still, this was low and stupid behavior. Furthermore, the stunt may have backfired spectacularly for Trump and turned Lindsey Graham into a sympathetic figure:
In a bizarre turn of events, Donald Trump has made me actually feel bad for Lindsey Graham today http://t.co/MnyX3eR47i— Maya Cantrell (@Maya_Cantrell) July 21, 2015
I actually feel bad for Lindsey Graham. The man uses a flip phone. I've seen it. He's probably had it since 2003.— Dan Riffle (@DanRiffle) July 21, 2015
Trump has made me feel bad for John McCain and Lindsey Graham. That's skill— Evan Myers (@EvanDMyers) July 21, 2015
Well done by Graham to turn an awkward situation into something legitimately quite funny. Other candidates should take note that their cell numbers are not safe in Donald Trump's hands.